- There's an old saying in regards to the difference in between a manager and also a leader: "Managers do items ideal. Leaders do the right things." (It is best to be both a manager as well as a leader - they're just distinct processes.) As a leader, part of your job will be to inspire the people about you to push themselves - and, in turn, the business - to greatness. To accomplish this, it's essential to show them the way by doing it oneself.